The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) confirms that Airbus A330 flights at the Hosea Kutako
International Airport (HKIA) have resumed with the authorisation by the Directorate of Civil
Aviation (DCA) with regard to Airport Rescue and Fire-fighting (ARFF) Category.
NAC communication officer Dan Kamati says in a statement “this is after Air Namibia on
Thursday undertook the risk assessment to determine the safe operations of their aircrafts,
including the Airbus at HKIA which was successful. The process involved and involves
assessing the fire-fighting capacity of the Airport and Air Namibia was satisfied with the
standards and DCA subsequently authorised its operations. ”
He adds that “South African Airways on Friday morning carried out their risk assessment too
and after being satisfied, are in the processing of requesting for approval as well. SAA and
Air Namibia are the only Airlines at HKIA who operates Airbuses A330.
The NAC has been granted 15 days to rectify all operational issues as identified by the
International Civil Aviation organisation (ICAO) and remains confident of meeting these
NAC remains committed to management and developing safe and secure airports with due
consideration to the interest of our stakeholders.
HKIA remains operational as the flagship airport of Namibia and the gateway to the rest of